U6150: Comparative Politics and Governance of the Environment | TBD

Regional Institute
Graduate Seminar
Th 2:10-4PM

The course aims at providing students with the fundamental ideas and tools to understand the governance of the environment as a political process. It uses a comparative and international politics perspective to contextualize the definition of environmental problems as political issues, and to explore the institutional and cultural factors shaping environmental governance. It questions the relation between environmental policy-making and major political concepts such as representative government, citizens ‘participation and civil society, constitutionalism and the rule of law, bureaucracy, federalism, and authoritarianism.

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